March 21, 2016

Seedling Maintenance

All the seeds we started for the next gardening season are growing nicely. Soon, it will be time to transplant them into the outdoor vegetable and flower beds. For now, they are being nurtured indoors where temperature, humidity and light can be properly controlled.

Starting from seed is not difficult to do, but it does require careful attention and patience. And, once the seedlings start to develop, it’s important to keep up with maintenance care - thin out seedlings that are weak, prick out those that are growing too big for their seed starting trays, and transplant them into larger pots and flats.

I can’t wait to see these tiny sprouts grow into strong, prolific plants in my gardens. Enjoy these photos.